Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pink Stamper challenge - Bless this Nest

I am making 17 of these cards. Some to send, some for a swap. Entering it also in the My Pink Stamper challenge - Challenge was to use black, 2 blues and 2 pinks. Got it done, it wasn't easy. From the Sweethearts cartridge.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Birthday cards for co-workers

I work for the phone company and send out a lot of cards. Made several of these for birthdays and congratulations for next year. They look masculine, cause I work with a lot of guys. But, I think for gals too. Also linking this to My Pink Stamper in an entry for a prize.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Veterans Day in Palm Springs

We had never been to a Veterans Day parade, and this was a good one. Went on for over an hour. Two different layouts using lots of carts.

Live Simply Cuts

Just some cuts from Live Simply. Most are going out for a RAK swap. Like making these cuts = it takes 4 layers to make an animal/word

Live Simply Layout

All cuts are from the Live Simply cart. This is my interpretation of Moniques (Monkey doodle cricut) layout.


Snowflakes everywhere

Made lots of these snowflakes for a RAK Swap. East to cut and a little bit of time to ink and stickle.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fall 2010 cards - Leaves and shimmer

Made these cards in just a few minutes. Pretty basic, but the colors and shimmer are what makes the cards. Sending to friends as thanks yous at Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Pink Stamper - Challenge 10/10

The challenge was to use Pink, Purple, and Green in a project. I designed 5 sets of these pieces for a layout on my CDS while watching the live upstream on Friday night. I cut and assembled them last night. Definitely not a 1/2 hour project. My colors are light light purple, light and medium pink, light blue, and I put them on a green glitter background. Stickles for the face of the snowman. Enjoy. Carts: SnowFriends, Speaking of Winter, When It's Cold Outside.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Pink Mini Album - for a Swap

These are pics I made for a mini album swap. The person loves pink, purple, black and BLING. She had taken a trip to Vegas with girlfriends.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nor Cal Swarm - Crop for the Cure

Hi -- I had a blast at the Nor Cal Swarm this past weekend. 140 ladies, most with Cricuts, spending the day scrapbooking and Cropping for the Cure in Rocklin, CA. There was door prizes, cartridges for everyone, food, silent auction, and a raffle for a Pink Ribbon Quilt. I loved to shop, and did my share. While walkin around I saw ladies working on cards, cruise and Halloween layouts, and Monique's kits. I borrowed the Paisley cart from a new friend, and went to town cutting lots of words and hair dryers (my daughter is a hairdresser). It took me two nights to put this layout together and visits to two scrapbook stores to find the "ribbon" paper. I used lots of carts on this layout. (Home Accents, Home Decor, Cindy Loo, A Childs Year, George, Indie Art, and WIMG) It was fun, yet emotional to make. I am going to write the names of friends who have survived breast cancer around the edges of the pages. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Making Tomato Sauce

Every year we go to Modesto to make tomato sauce with our cousins. It is hard work but we have sauce for a year. We pick the tomatoes, wash them, cut them, grind them, cook them, and jar them. We usually jar about 100 jars and our cousins do 300. All you see in your head is RED for a week. Used Freshly Picked for the signs and "tomatoes". From Your Kitchen for the "sauce" and tomatoes on the bottom right.

We'll Have Fun Fun Fun

I got this idea in my head for a row of old cars from the Heritage cartridge. It came out pretty good.. I changed the lyrics of course to match our purchase of our Tbird from Andre's cousin. She won it on The Price is Right in 2003. It only had 2000 miles on it when we brought it. Smells new still.... we already have 5000 miles on it in a little less than a year.

Father's Day at the Ballpark

Finally scrapping this layout of the guys on Father's Day last year. Cricut Plantin Schoolbook used for the lettering. Got the mitt and "play ball" in a swap and knew it was for this layout. Isn't that background paper cool. "Take me out to the ballgame"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Catch of the Day - Andre and Kenneth catch the big ones

I used the Pagoda, Plantin Schoolbook, and Campout Cricut Cartridges to make this page. I really like the colors. I was tired of the same old campout style layouts and got this idea in my head to make it fancy. Turned out well. Stickles on the fish and pole. One of my favorites.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Pagoda Dragon card

This is a very masculine card I created for my nephew. Used the Pagoda cricut cart for the dragon. Wanted a "dark" look to this card, so roughly inked in black on the red and white paper. smudged (ok it was an accident) the silver dots, it looks really cool. If I had the time, I would have added silver brads. The white paper is textured and very appropriate for this card.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Earthquakes Soccer game

Here is a layout that went together rather quickly. Always quick if you have the right embellishments and paper. Friends and the two of us at the soccer game in Santa Clara a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Decorations

I used "A Child's Year" to create my wall decorations for the 4th of July. Cut the fire engine and kids at max size, shadow first, then cut. Put them up as decorations on my cubicle at work.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Aunt Marge's Garden

Entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl. ( under the Die Cut flower power, Shadow, and Inked categories. The colors went so well together in this simple layout, and I was so happy with the results. the orange box under the flowers will be used for journaling.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day 2010 - My mom

I wanted to remember my mom today, it is our first Mother's Day without her. Last night I finished this layout, there are a few more to go. She was a lover of the garden, fushia's being one of her favorite. I thought the flower arrangement was perfect during the services, and wanted to capture that in my layout. Cricut used for the hearts, sunburst, and gates to heaven. Stickers and perals for a little bling. Happy Mother's day to all.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pebble Beach Food and Wine

Andre and I went to the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Event in April 2010. We didn't know anyone but had loads of fun. Lots of wine, cheese, tastings, and strolling. Look for more posts soon from this event. Inked around frame and borders. Cuts are from Cricut "From My Kitchen" cart. Frame is a challenge from BBTB2 for April, modified, of course into Martini flowers. I didn't even realize these frames existed on this cartridge.

Monday, April 19, 2010

AUTISM card challenge

The puzzle piece is the autism icon. We were to make an item using the puzzle piece. My entry is:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

St. Joseph's Day 2008

I know, I am really behind in my scrapping. This is a two page layout of our cousin's St. Joseph's Day feast. It is full of food and giving thanks to the simple working man/woman.

Nashville Layouts

When on a business trip last year, I went a few days early and spent time with my friends. We went to Nashville to see her son's band. We stopped at the Opryland Hotel and walked through the lush greenery and atrium. Just awesome.

Oh (My) Christmas Tree

I wanted to create a keepsake of a few of my favorite Xmas ornaments. I have over 75 49er ornaments, and always get an ornament from places I go on vacation.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here is a 2 page layout I just completed for St. Patrick's Day. LUCKY is from Indie Art and the rest of the cuts are from PDDU. I had fun creating this, as I wanted to document my holiday displays, not just trips and people.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I am giving an orchid as a birthday gift and got the idea to make some cuts and attach them to skewers and then into the plant. The pic doesn't quite capture all the cuts, but you get the idea. I could go overboard and add more, but sometimes, more is less. Enjoy.

A Child's Year Birthday Card

I actually made this card for a 90 year old who is very young at heart. Happy Birthday, Girl, and bird all from A Childs Year. The scallop was stretched on design studio and is from Celebrations. I inked the bird in a light blue... the girl is shadowed in white and then pop dotted on the card. Two rhinestones added for her buttons, and presto - a simple but really nice card appears. Pop dots are not what I usually use, but they sure make a difference in the final card... I need to remember to use them more often.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hi - I made this on the spur of the moment for a 1 year old little boys birthday. All cuts are from A Childs Year Cricut. Turned out great. I envisioned the puppy waiting for drops of cake...... can't you just picture it?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Scrapbook Baby Album

Made this baby album for my cousin's first baby girl. These are some of the pages. Had a great time making this and am sure there will be many more. Enjoy, copy as you wish....